1930s Original French Travel Poster, Cannes - SEM
1930s Original French Travel Poster, Cannes - SEM
1930s Original French Travel Poster, Cannes - SEM
1930s Original French Travel Poster, Cannes - SEM
1930s Original French Travel Poster, Cannes - SEM
1930s Original French Travel Poster, Cannes - SEM

1930s Original French Travel Poster, Cannes - SEM

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Date: 1930s
Size: 30.5 x 47 inches
Artist: SEM (Georges Goursat)

About The Poster: A lovely horizontal advertisement for the city of Cannes in France by SEM (Georges Goursat) illustrating the shores of the Cote d’Azur in the distance through the bold text and clusters of orange blossoms. SEM produced two posters in 1930 for Cannes, both emphasizing the themes of elegance, sports, and flowers. This poster was printed by Draeger, and is in excellent condition. Ready to frame.

About the Artist: Georges Goursat, know by the pseudonym SEM, was a French caricaturist famous during the Belle Epoque and was tightly involved in its cabaret culture. This is what has been said about him: "Sem’s unique talent made his work very identifiable, particularly because of the essential sobriety of his composition, in which his characters usually emerge from a white or plain background rather than being more obvious caricatures. His work is particularly associated with the Belle Epoque and, during this period, he wrote numerous articles chronicling theatre shows, fashion, travel and artistic reviews. He also created a number of very beautiful posters illustrating subjects like the clowns Footit and Chocolat, the tourist towns of Deauville, Cannes and Monte Carlo, and also a number of businesses including Benedictine" (The Virtual Absynthe Museum: http://www.oxygenee.com/absinthe/art8.html)